US President Barack Obama reiterated that the biggest mistake of his presidency was the introduction of troops in Libya.
The military operation in Libya in 2011, which caused chaos in the country, was the biggest mistake of US foreign policy, said Thursday US President Barack Obama during a meeting with his fellow citizens in Elkhart ( Indiana).
“I already said that I consider our intervention in Libya as part of an international coalition as my biggest mistake in terms of foreign policy,” Mr. Obama said.
The US leader insisted that US troops were part of an international coalition, but it is Washington that initiated this transaction and its forces formed the coalition’s core.
Commenting on his domestic policy during the 2008 crisis, Mr. Obama noted that today he would have made other decisions. He estimated it would take so honestly say to the Americans that the economic recession of 2008 would have serious consequences.
“I probably should say from the start that economic recovery would take at least three or four years,” he confessed.
The US president has also complained of not always have accurate and reliable on the situation. He says sometimes make decisions “based on conjecture,” which causes errors.
Libya unrest escalated into civil war in early 2011. In March 2011, the UN Security Council authorized an intervention to protect civilians against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The bombing of Libyan territory were carried out by forces of the international coalition led by the United States. After French strikes on automobile column in which Gaddafi was, it was captured and killed by rebels.Barack Obama, the 44th US president, now nearing the end of his second term.